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**RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF WEBSITE** This website is owned and operated by We Give Books ("WGB"), a program of First Book ("FB"). By accessing or using this site, you agree to be bound by and comply with these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please do not use this site. WGB reserves the right, at its own discretion, to update and modify these Terms of Use at any time and by using this site you agree to be bound by and comply with these modifications.

**USE OF MATERIALS** Unless otherwise indicated, all content appearing on this site is the property of WGB, FB, their respective parent(s), subsidiaries or affiliates, and/or the authors and illustrators of the books available herein, and is protected, without limitation, by US and foreign copyright and trademark laws. The information and materials, including text, images, audio, video, computer code and software, appearing on this site are presented for your non-commercial, personal use only. Copying these materials for anything other than your personal use is a violation of copyright and trademark laws. You may not reproduce, duplicate, distribute or modify in any way any materials available on this website without written permission from WGB. All affiliated book imprints are trademarks of the respective entities, and misuse of these names or of any of the information appearing on this site may violate copyright and trademark law. If you access this material outside the US you are responsible for compliance with local laws.

**LIMITATION OF LIABILITY** WGB, FB AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES ("WGB and Affiliates"): (1) WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS APPEARING ON THIS WEBSITE, WHICH IS PROVIDED "AS IS;" (2) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (3) DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS THAT THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENTS WILL BE ERROR FREE OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WGB AND AFFILIATES BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND EXPENSES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR FOR ANY MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

**USER CONDUCT** WGB and Affiliates are not responsible for material submitted or posted to any of its sites, including materials posted on any bulletin boards, forums, blogs or other public areas ("Public Areas"). You acknowledge that WGB may or may not pre-screen these materials, and WGB or its designees have the right, in their sole discretion, to pre-screen, refuse, or remove any content that violates these Terms of Use or is otherwise objectionable. WGB reserves the right to disclose information as provided in our Privacy Statement. You shall not upload, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish through this site any content that: a) libels, defames, is obscene, pornographic, abusive or threatening; b) infringes any intellectual property right or any other rights of any entity or person, including but not limited to violating anyone's copyrights or trademarks; c) violates any law; d) advocates illegal activity; e) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services; f) contains a virus or other harmful component.

**LICENSE FOR SUBMITTED CONTENT** You agree that by posting content, sending emails, inputting data, answering questions, uploading data or files or otherwise communicating with WGB, you are granting to WGB a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, unrestricted license to use, display, adapt, modify and reproduce these materials as WGB sees fit and you shall have no claims against WGB for using these materials. You represent and warrant that you have all the necessary rights in and to any material you submit and the material does not infringe or violate the rights of any third-party.

**INDEMNITY** You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold WGB and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and the agencies of any of them harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to any violation of these Terms of Use by you or arising out of your use of this site, including but not limited to the placement or transmission of any message or information on this site by you.

**LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES** This site may contain links to websites that are run and maintained by third-parties. WGB is not responsible, nor shall it be held liable for, the content, services or products provided on these websites, nor for the practices of any third party. These Terms of Use apply solely to WGB's websites and you should always review the terms and conditions of any site that you access through a link from this or any other WGB website.

**UNSOLICITED MANUSCRIPTS** WGB does not accept the submission of unsolicited manuscripts via this site and does not accept responsibility for any such submissions.

**GOVERNED BY UNITED STATES AND NEW YORK LAW; JURISDICTION** This Site is operated in the United States and is designed for and targeted to U.S. audiences. It is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the United States or the State of New York as applicable, without giving effect to their principles of conflicts of law. By using this Site and/or providing us with your personal information, you waive any claims that may arise under the laws of other countries or territories located outside of the United States or states other than New York, and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York and the federal courts of the Southern District, located in New York City, NY.

**COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT** WGB prohibits the posting of any information or materials that violates or infringes the copyrights of any person or entity. If you believe that your work has been copied and made available on this site in a manner that would constitute copyright infringement, please provide the following information in writing to our designated DMCA Copyright Agent:

1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest; 2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed; 3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site; 4. your address, telephone number, and email address; 5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; 6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf. WGB's Copyright designated DMCA Agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

By mail: 
Copyright Agent We Give Books 
Attn: Legal/DMCA Complaints 
1319 F St., NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004

 

By email: help@firstbook.org 

 

Upon receipt of such notification, WGB will remove any posted submission found to be infringing the rights of any person or entity in conformance with 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3). United States law provides strict penalties for submitting false claims of infringement.

**ENFORCEMENT** If any provision of this Terms of Use is adjudged unlawful or void or unenforceable in whole or in part, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.

**TERMINATION** In appropriate cases, WGB will terminate subscriptions or accounts of repeat copyright infringers. If you believe that a user of this site is a repeat infringer, please contact WGB's DMCA Copyright Agent as described above and provide enough information for us to verify the individual is a repeat infringer.

**LAST UPDATED: October 20, 2014**